Following its acquisition of rival Friends Life, Aviva is closing offices in three British locations and cutting its presence in others.

The insurer has embarked on a cost-cutting plan to deliver £225m in savings to its business by the end of 2017, since its £5-6bn takeover.

“Over the next 18 months we will be closing offices in Salisbury, Stretford and Salford,” an Aviva spokesperson said.

“There will be a reduced presence in Dorking, but it will remain a specialist site for our corporate pensions business. We will also have a reduced presence in Exeter and Manchester city centre.”

The cuts will take place by the end of next year, with the firm saying it will look to redeploy workers wherever possible.


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